Directorate of Enforcement is law enforcement and economic intelligence agency. This is built for enforcing economic laws and fighting economic crime in India. ED is one of the parts of the Revenue Department, Ministry of Finance, and Government of India.
History of ED –
In the year 1956 Enforcement of Directorate was established. New Delhi is the main headquarters of this ED. Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999 (FEMA) is applicable for ED. Also, this is responsible for the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.
What is the work of ED?
The main work is relating to investigation and prosecution of cases under the PML has been entrusted to ED.
Additional Special Director – Sudhir Nath
There are two Special Directors at Headquarters and on Special Director at Mumbai.
Directorate Zonal offices -10
Sub Zonal Offices – 11
Zonal offices – Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Chandigarh, Lucknow, Cochin, Ahmedabad, Bangalore and Hyderabad.
Sub Zonal Offices – Jaipur, Jalandhar, Srinagar, Varanasi, Guwahati, Calicut, Indore, Nagpur, Patna, Bhubaneshwar, and Madurai.